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Emeritus English professor who wrote Jane Austen biography dies

May. 16, 2018—John W. Halperin, Centennial Professor of English, emeritus, died this spring at his home in La Jolla, California, from heart failure. He was 76.

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Class of 2018: Kelly Perry uses storytelling to connect and heal

May. 8, 2018—Kelly Perry believes in the power of stories—writing them, collecting them and sharing them to strengthen community.

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Skip Bayless reflects on Vanderbilt experience during campus talk

Apr. 23, 2018—Skip Bayless, a noted sports journalist, television personality and Grantland Rice Scholarship recipient, credits a high school teacher and his Vanderbilt experience for launching his career path.

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NPR podcast visits Immersion seminar on literary arts

Apr. 19, 2018—Eleven students shared stories about their first-year Vanderbilt experiences with Nashville poets, and the conversations were transformed into meaningful poems during a literary arts seminar.

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn

Apr. 11, 2018—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival will hold the Bard's Birthday Bash—marking the 454th birthday of William Shakespeare—April 23 on Library Lawn.

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Six academic leaders honored at Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 9, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos honored six Vanderbilt academic leaders at the Spring Faculty Assembly with awards recognizing their teaching, research, service and commitment to diversity.

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ArtLab explores intersections of art and science

Apr. 2, 2018—Whether art can boost a scientist's creativity is just one of the intriguing questions a group of faculty, students and staff explore in ArtLab, an ongoing workshop started by a postdoctoral student.

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Pavlović’s ‘Lost Art’ featured in new book about her research

Mar. 26, 2018—Vesna Pavlović's installation "Lost Art" largely inspired the publishing of a new soft-cover volume that spotlights several themes in her research.

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South African scholar to discuss Black Consciousness Movement founder Steve Biko March 14

Mar. 7, 2018—Renowned South African scholar Tendayi Sithole will give a talk about Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14,  in Buttrick Hall, Room 102.

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Vanderbilt alumna finalist for inaugural Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Mar. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt University alumna Lisa Muloma was a finalist for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, a new prestigious scholarship that fully funds graduate-level work in any field at Stanford University.

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Celebration honors 11 new endowed chair holders

Dec. 5, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their outstanding scholarship and research during a celebration at the Student Life Center Nov. 29.

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Writer of ‘Best Book of the Year’ to speak at Central Library Oct. 17

Oct. 12, 2017—Martin Seay, author of the acclaimed novel "The Mirror Thief," will discuss the future of reading at the Central Library Oct. 17.

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